White carp – Silver carp

White carp, similar to the grass carp, belongs to the fish imported from abroad at the beginning of the years 60 and mainly produced in ponds. East Asia is the homeland of the silver carp (mainly China), especially the Amur River and its basin. This fish feeds on algae and plant plankton (fitoplanktonem). The color of her body is silver. On the bottom, on the ventral side of the silver carp has a sharp keel, devoid of scales; it is a feature, by which you can easily recognize this fish. The eyes are extremely low. No hard ray in the dorsal fin. The growth rate is very fast; these fish achieve 1 m in length and weight over 8 kg. In terms of the nature of nutrition, silver carp is a vegetarian, because it consumes plant plankton in enormous amounts (algae), which in excess is undesirable, especially in fish ponds. Silver carp are rarely seen; in the near future, it is planned to stock waters in the Danubian regions.

Due to the rarity of this fish, it should be considered premature to specialize in its catch. It hits the rod most often by accident when catching other cyprinids (especially carps). Although the carp feeds mainly on aquatic vegetation, uses every opportunity to eat a different kind of food, more attractive at the moment, tastier, hence there are some chances of baiting or giving it certain lures. It follows from domestic and foreign experience, that takes well on cooked corn, wheat, corn grits, but always after previous intensive baiting. It basically takes from spring to fall. It also happened to catch silver carp with a spinner. This fish is appreciated by anglers not only because of the considerable weight of the fish caught, but also for militancy and strength, with which he fights for his life. Its meat is very tasty; after catch it should be gutted immediately and the insides removed. Otherwise, the meat will turn bitter and deteriorate quickly. When cooking in the kitchen, remember to remove - similarly to grass carp - fat deposits, because it significantly improves the taste of the meat being cooked (work 220).

Silver carp is a close relative of the silver carp, also from Southeast Asia (mainly China). Due to the marbled color of the body, the Germans called it marbled carp (Marble carp). The silver carp eats essentially throughout its life on animal plankton, occasionally only vegetable (it is an additional and random food). Its growth rate is also fast, however, it can reach even larger sizes than big carp. It leads a lifestyle similar to or the same as the silver carp. It is more skittish and cautious than other cyprinids, therefore, when fishing it should be extremely careful and quiet. Under the influence of a sudden knock or splash with an oar - or when a shadow falls on the water - the bighead carp can jump high above the water. Despite the small amount of these fish in open waters, they can be caught, especially in the Danube and its oxbow lakes and arms. In other rivers and streams, we can also find silver carp, although it is not there permanently (the fish often wander).